Red Arrows confirmed as part of bumper line-up for Clacton Airshow

Thursday, 12 May, 2022
Red Arrows flying above Clacton seafront with spectators looking on with heritage board on history of Clacton Airshow in the foreground

Britain’s top aerial display team has been confirmed as part of a bumper line-up for this year’s Clacton Airshow – thought to be the biggest-ever.

The RAF Red Arrows will perform at both days of the 29th Clacton Airshow, taking place on 25-26 August. The distinctive Hawk fast-jet team had already been tipped to appear, featuring Clacton on their event calendar, but have now been confirmed.

They will join 15 other flights, believed to make it the biggest-ever Airshow in its history.

Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Tendring District Council (TDC), which stages Clacton Airshow, said the 2022 event was truly shaping up to be one of the best.

“We have an incredible line-up for this year’s Clacton Airshow, both in breadth and depth, which after a two-year enforced hiatus due to Covid-19 is exactly what we all need,” Councillor Porter said.

“Headlining the event will be the world-renowned Red Arrows, which are always a huge draw to aviation fans and general public alike – and we hope everyone gives them a warm welcome.”

Other flights revealed to be on the programme include the Pitts Special, an exciting aerobatic display flown in biplanes guaranteed to thrill the crowds on both days with closing speeds approaching 400mph, and the Slingsby T67 Firefly – both firm favourites at the Clacton Airshow.

Once again full commentary will be provided at the event by Radio Airshow from BBC Essex.

Further flights will be revealed in the coming months, and for updates and more information people should visit

Businesses are still able to sponsor the event, with local construction firm Rose Builders already putting their support behind the Airshow.

Last updated on: 12/05/2022 - 13:41